oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought this at the La Cave à Bulles in Paris. Pours a great amber color not like most biere de Garde. Light but strong. Caramel sweetness but not overpowering. Excellent beer.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a slightly hazed deep amber color with a medium sized cream colored head. Yeasty anbd doughy aroma with sweet caramel notes. Light fruit. Malty sweet flavor that dries out fast. Medium bodied.
notalush (4636) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to JoeMcPhee for sharing - hazy amber beer - moderate lace - somewhat doughy aroma, with a little bit of nutmeg, cinnamon, and other wintery spices, as well as some cherry and raisin - the flavor is similar - doughy up front, then some warming spicy character - some raisin, plum and quite a bit of caramel - a tiny bit of diacetyl, but it doesn’t distract - not bad at all.
JoeMcPhee (8214) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber colour with a fairly prominent corky aroma. Lightly dusty and minerally over the fairly sweet malts. Caramel, toffee and a bit of orange peel as well. Soft toffee and light pilsner malt base. Fairly low bitterness but there is a bit of butterscotch in here as well. Light lingering sweetness with a bit of fruitiness and orange citrus over the otherwise sweet maltiness. It’s kind of a strange beast, but it’s not bad at all.
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty solid beer. I’d drink it when it becomes warm if I were you. Strange advice? Strange things come from french attempts at beer.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Off-white head on an amber body. A good brew, not too bitter, well balanced. I got a 75 cl bottle, and I drank it over several days. It does not survive the fridge very well. Overall, a very drinkable beer, but not the best Ambrée I have tasted.
bosun (3) - FRANCE - AUG 20, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Launched in 2003, this exquisite brew has already picked up a Medialle D’Or and is fast becoming the most popular beer in its region. Available throughout Seine et Marne and a few outlets in Paris, it is an excellent accompaniment to meat, poultry and stromng cheese.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was such a neat beer to be able to try. I sampled this on the back of a bus traveling from Fontainbleau, France to Dijon, France. I bought the beer at a small wine shop in central Fontainbleau and even got a free glass with the brew. Courpalay, where the beer is brewed, is a small village Northeast of Fontainbleau.
Nose is distant, but showcases faint notes of brown sugar, cherries, strawberries and plums.
There is a dryness throughout the entire palate with lovely notes of cherries, oak, peppers, grapes and plums. Simply fantastic.